Nation marks Defence Day

ISLAMABAD: The nation and the country’s armed forces are observing the Defence Day today with a renewed pledge to continue safeguarding the geographical, ideological boundaries and territorial integrity of the motherland.

The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for the well-being and prosperity of the country. ‘Fateha’ and Quran Khwani was held for those who laid their lives to serve the nation, opting to embrace the supreme sacrifice. Wreath-laying ceremonies were held at the mausoleums of the recipients of Nishan-e-Haider (the highest gallantry award), which were attended by senior officials of the respective areas across the country.

Change of Guard ceremony was held at the mausoleum of Poet of the East Dr Mohammad Allama Iqbal in Lahore and at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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